Nutnfancy finally does a table top review of my favorite gun, the SCAR 17S. Nothing really surprising to a SCAR 17S owner, the gun is accurate, not too heavy and costs a bit. However it is worth the money spent.
One of the most common complaints about the Tavor (and most bullpup rifles) is the trigger. The dissociation between the rifle’s grip and trigger from its spring and hammer often leads to bad words like “long, heavy, gritty, spongy.” The Tavor has seen soaring [Read More…]
The G42 was loaned to me by a faithful employee of my local range, Hillside Shooting Sports in Roanoke, IN. Thanks, Rocky! I love gun shop guys, especially the ones at my local shop. Just about every time I walk in they have something new for me to try, get my hands on, [Read More…]
If you can say “Hornady’s Lock-N-Load Magnum Sonic Care Cleaner” ten times in a row quickly without failing, then good for you! The name aside, I was excited to review their sonic cleaner because as much as I love shooting guns, I really dislike [Read More…]
I was talking with Larry Vickers last week on the subject of pistol sights. Specifically I wanted to talk with him about the new Glock sights he worked on with Wilson Combat. Larry told me he prefers a rear sight with a fairly wide U notch and a fiber optic front sight. [Read More…]
This is the first time I’ve had a chance to shoot the Remington Versa Max Tactical with optics I would deem appropriate for shotgun use. These optics are the Trijicon RMR and standard size reflex Trijicon sight. The Versa Max Tactical is a seven-port gas operated [Read More…]
I had the good fortune this week to be invited to a joint Remington and Trijicon Optics writers’ event. This event was held at the world famous Gunsite Academy in Paulden, Ar. The Gunsite facility covers over 2000 acres of range facilities of all types catering to the [Read More…]
Ok, so my title was a little misleading. The quietest MP5 suppressor is the one that comes on the MP5/SD. The SD is optimized to shoot suppressed and even has a series of ports along the barrel that vent gasses into the first of the can’s chambers. That said, the [Read More…]
One thing that is great about the firearms industry is that you can get access to some of the best, top-notch instructors in the world. Many of them travel all across the world to teach students the basics, and all the way up to advanced marksmanship skills. Larry [Read More…]
We don’t like to give bad reviews to any product or company here at The Firearm Blog, but if we do not believe that something is up to snuff, we will make sure that our readers know that. Our own Phil White said it best to me in an email: “I like to see [Read More…]
I recently had the pleasure of testing the BR-99 shotgun. The BR-99 is a 12 Gauge semi-automatic shotgun, manufactured by UZKON ARMS of Turkey and imported by National Military Armament. (NATMIL) With its box magazine, front sight, carry handle, pistol grip, and butt [Read More…]
At the risk of starting a religious war, today I want to write about custom handgun modifications. I am of the mindset that once I have bought something, it is mine. I also believe that most things bought “off the shelf” are a great starting point, but rarely the [Read More…]
Bravo Company added a new collapsible stock under its BCM (Bravo Company Manufacturing) Gunfighter line of accessories for the AR-15. TFB was fortunate enough to be the first to receive a test sample from BCM and in doing so we’ve posted the first article on this [Read More…]
I’m a huge proponent of being a student for life. No matter how young or old you may be, there’s always plenty to learn. Even if you’ve already studied content, things change and it’s always a good idea to get a refresher. I recently took the NRA’s Personal [Read More…]
A few weeks back a mysterious package showed up at my door. I hadn’t been expecting anything, so it was a welcomed surprise. Upon opening it I found a pair of Original Mechanix Wear insulated covert style gloves with the retail packaging and a zip-loc bag. [Read More…]
As we all know very well, KeyMod is here to stay. Now an open source standard, just about every company out there is making a KeyMod system. While all of them are basically the same in terms of function, what tends to set different companies apart is the little [Read More…]
I can’t remember who the famous shooter who stated. “The charging handle is the weak point of the AR-15 design,”. Despite my faulty memory, I agree with the assertion. The original charging handle design of the AR-15 is, in a word, [Read More…]
This review could not have come at a worse time to a better company & product. TFB requested the Adams Arms upper when 7n6 was plentiful. With the recent ban on cheap MilSurp ammo, the allure of 5.45 may be waning, but as a DI guy I walked away plenty impressed [Read More…]
Last week I was privileged to visit the ORSIS factory and shop in Moscow, Russia. ORSIS is unique among Russian small arms manufacturers because it is 100% privately owned company. Established in 2010 by a group of enthusiast precision shooters and backed by private [Read More…]
When I initially covered BulletSafe’s children’s backpack panel, I wasn’t sure if I thought it was a good idea. TFB readers had mixed emotions as well. I had an opportunity to test a panel and filmed the results. Take a look at my findings, and let us [Read More…]
Thanks to Mr. Revolverguy for sending this to us. He reviews Colt’s new Wiley Clapp Lightweight Commander Talo exclusive. He sums it up with “Everything you need, with nothing you don’t.” Check out his review over at Day at the Range.
One Source Tactical is selling a minimalist, yet fantastic minimalist holster system dubbed “The NPE” for “Non-Permissible environment”. The holster made by TSD Combat Systems is available for a variety of different handguns, and a matching [Read More…]
I have a love-hate relationship with suppressors. The bureaucratic nonsense required to buy one in the USA is a hurdle in it of itself, and in my experience they are seldom worth what they cost here. With a caliber like .223 Remington, the report of a suppressed rifle [Read More…]
Central Missouri Machine Guns, more commonly known as CMMG, started as a print shop in the early aughts before heading down the path to become one of the most well-known AR manufacturers in the industry. Starting with barrels and uppers exclusively, CMMG now [Read More…]
So last week I was at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix, AZ shooting the 3MR trigger system at their media event. I had a little mishap while I was there, which could have been worse had I not been wearing gloves. The back story is that I had my own personal [Read More…]
I offer my thanks the good folks at Stik-N-Shoot for their patience. This cool little light system has been in my possession, awaiting review, for quite a while. It seemed logical to wait until I could take it to the range and put it through its paces before [Read More…]
I am surprised that TFB has not talked about the Sub-2000. As far as I can search, not once. So lets take a look at this neat little folding pistol caliber carbine. For those who are not familiar with this weapon, It is chambered in 9mm or 40 S&W. Kel-Tec makes two [Read More…]
John Johnston of Ballistic Radio gave an update on shooting his FNS-9 longslide. Pretty impressive. 2201 shots fired and only 4 failures. One of the downsides to having something new? Not a lot of aftermarket support. Check out his review here.
Today on March 25th, 2014 I set out to test some PCP polymer cased ammo in some commonly available military rifles. I drug out a PTR-91 and an FN FAL with the ammo. I function tested each rifle with 40 rounds of Winchester 7.62×51 beforehand to make sure each gun [Read More…]
Over the years I’ve had some decent slings that did the job but never one I really was impressed with and did everything well. I imagine most of you have purchased slings based on looks, brand and such only to be disappointed by the performance. My biggest pet peeve [Read More…]
Hickok45 takes a look at two .308 battle rifles. The Springfield Socom 16 and the SCAR 17. When he compares the recoil, I concur. My SCAR17 recoil is so soft, it is like a smidgen higher than my AR-15 in .556.
One of the interesting products presented at the Big 3 East was the PDQ (pretty damn quick) ambi bolt release. Now we all know about the other after market bolt release products on the market such as the BAD lever. The PDQ is a more permanent solution. The PDQ really is [Read More…]
Great review of the PMR-30 and the philosophy on using it Check out what Herschel Smith thinks about his PMR-30
One Source Tactical is now selling a fantastic set of AUG accessories that are absolutely a must-have for any AUG shooter out there. For years, the Achilles’ heel of the AUG was that you were stuck with the fixed Zeiss optic, or an oddly raised (and short) rail on [Read More…]
When writers and companies get together at an event like the Big 3 there’s at least one day devoted to shooting. We took it a bit further at two days. The highlight of our shooting day was a special shooting event we were all curious about and left us really looking [Read More…]
Great review of the Sig P227 on Guns America. I only got a chance to hold the P227 at this past SHOT Show. It is surprisingly slender for a double stack 45. Click here for the review.
Here is an odd duck gun. The Dardick Model 1500. We had posted an interesting magazine fed Frankenruger revolver the other day. This is nothing like that one. It uses a proprietary polymer cased bullet that is triangular and called Trounds. They are fed into an internal [Read More…]
At a recent gun show in Albuquerque, New Mexico, I made an impulse purchase. The Kel-Tec PF9. I had been looking for a sub-compact pistol, and wanted something light, thin, and, most importantly, reliable. I had considered a Glock 26, but the shape was just too [Read More…]
I think it would be safe to say the majority of us enjoy shooting steel targets. On the other side of the coin there are those who don’t shoot steel and to be honest not without good reasons. There are several factors involved in shooting steel and being safe doing [Read More…]
Schroeder Bauman impressed me after my factory tour. Their knowledge, service, and dedication to craft was laudable. Now with a pistol in hand and plenty of ammo, I headed out to the range. Was the American Defender good enough to turn a proclaimed [Read More…]